GoNintendo Video Review - SteamWorld Dig 2


- excellent Metroidvania-style gameplay
- sprawling world to explore
- spot-on controls
- item upgrades and new abilities keep the game feeling fresh
- wonderful soundtrack
- plenty of goodies to hunt down
- multiple options and methods to tweak the game to your play-style
- extremely tough to put down


- I cannot think of a single thing that irks me

Final Word

While SteamWorld Dig was an amazing experience, SteamWorld Dig 2 manages to outclass it in every conceivable way. The gameplay is more varied. The game world is much bigger. The storyline is more intriguing. The gameplay mechanics are as addictive as ever, but with all-new abilities and upgrades. I honestly struggled for a good 15 minutes trying to think of a single complaint I had, and came up with nothing.

As far as Metroidvania experiences go, this could very well be the best one out there. Image & Form have created their best title to date, and that's saying a lot when you consider their pedigree thus far. SteamWorld Dig 2 is not to be missed. If you own a Switch, SteamWorld Dig 2 is a must-have title. Get ready to fall in love.

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GoNintendo Podcast Webisode 631

It's NPD numbers and Nintendo Direct news all in one episode! It's almost too much fun to handle! We also have questions, music trivia, and plenty of our stupid banter. We hope you enjoy!

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GoNintendo Podcast Webisode 631 records LIVE at 3:15 PM ET

We've got a 4-person show today, with Lube making his return. He picked the perfect day, as he loves NPD numbers, and we have them! We'll also have a Nintendo Direct recap, plus tons of other news, all mixed in with our usual stupid antics!

GoNintendo Podcast Webisode 630 records LIVE at 3:15 PM ET

I can't even remember what happened this week in the world of Nintendo news. Good thing I host this weekly podcast to find out! Won't you join me while I sift through the week's biggest stories to jog my own memory? We'll have talk about what we've played, answer questions from you guys, and do some music trivia as well!

GoNintendo Podcast Webisode 629

Nicky Hill joins us for the podcast this week, which makes for a unique show as always. Plenty to talk about in this jam-packed show, and we mix it with all sorts of crazy discussions, your questions, music trivia, and more!

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GoNintendo Podcast Webisode 629 records LIVE at 3:15 PM ET

We've got Nicky Hill on this week's podcast, so I can only imagine what kind of crazy stuff is going to happen. I know I'm excited, and I hope you are as well!

Help former GN staffer Poopaloop raise money for the charity Special Effect, get custom Pokemon fan-art!

The following post was written by former GN staffer, and all-around amazing man, Robert Hughes/Poopaloop


Hey everyone! Many of you here may already know me as Poopaloop, the guy who used to draw the weekly podcast images here on GoNintendo.

Those who follow me on Twitter will know I've developed a bit of an obsession with the original Pokémon concept art by Ken Sugimori, and have decided it's my mission in life to learn how to replicate that style. I’ve been posting attempts over the past week or so and a few people have asked me if I’m taking commissions, if I do requests etc. That’s where you come in!

If you’re anything like me, video games have permeated and enhanced every aspect of your life. I couldn’t imagine not being able to play them, and that’s why a charity very close to my heart is Special Effect. They’re a UK-based charity who help people with physical disabilities enjoy video games. I’ve met with them a few times at events and some of the ingenuity they use to open up this great hobby of ours to everyone is amazing. From chin joysticks to eye-controlled inputs, they somehow make the impossible possible. There’s no way I could do their work the justice it deserves in this short post, so please take a look at what they’re all about at their website, http://www.specialeffect.org.uk/.

Special Effect are currently in the run-up to their annual One Special Day campaign on September 29th, where many publishers and developers donate revenue from their game sales and in-app purchases. Tim Schafer’s into it. Do you want him to think you’re not cool?

I’ll cut to the chase – this month, for a small donation to Special Effect (minimum $5 please!), I’ll gladly draw a Pokémon of your choice as I attempt to master that sweet, sweet Sugimori style. (And then maybe go back in time and design Pokémon before he does, but that’s a fundraiser for another day.)

Just make your donation to Special Effect, tweet at me @RType88 with a screenshot of donation and your Pokémon of choice, and I’ll get right on it!

Thanks so much for your time gang. It’s amazing how gamers pull together in this community to support great causes, so even if you can’t donate right now spreading the word would be more than enough. Thank you!

GoNintendo Podcast Webisode 628

We bring back a long-lost segment of the GoNintendo Podcast for this week's episode. It can only succeed if you help out! You know, if you want to. You can totally hang back and just enjoy the rest of the show!

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GoNintendo Podcast Webisode 628 records LIVE at 3:15 PM ET (and we want your questions!)

Surprise! We're bringing back GoNintendo Podcast questions! It's a feature that's been gone FAR too long. Want to ask the crew a question related to Nintendo, gaming, or anything in general?! Send us an email at gonintendoquestions@gmail.com and we'll read/answer your question LIVE on the show!

GoNintendo Video: Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle - Hopper battle gameplay

Want to see how bad I suck at strategy games? Here's some footage of me taking on an early battle in Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle. I've gotten better, I promise! Like...1% better, but still...that's an improvement!

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